RDA Murraylands and Riverland

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Southern Mallee District Council

Characteristics of the unemployed

3.6% of the resident workforce of the Southern Mallee District Council were unemployed in 2011, compared to 7.5% in South Australia.

The local unemployed resident includes all people who are residents in the local area who are looking for part-time or full-time work. This is an important resource for the local economy, their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

For an overview of unemployment levels and trends in the Southern Mallee District Council go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2011 – by usual residence

Current area:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers key statistics
Southern Mallee District Council20162011change
Namenumber%. % South Australianumber%. % South Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons37100.0100.029100.0100.0+8
Males1951.456.51862.152.9+1
Females1848.643.5931.047.1+9
Unemployment rate--3.67.5--2.794.3+0.9%
Age structure
15 - 24 years513.534.3931.02.2-4
25 - 54 years1951.452.91758.63.3+2
55 - 64 years718.911.60--0.6+7
65 years and over001.3310.30.1-3
Looking for
Full-time work2773.058.61758.63.7+10
Part-time work1232.441.4931.02.4+3
Qualifications
Bachelor or higher degree0015.60--0.8--
Advanced diploma or diploma006.50--0.3--
Certificate level1643.223.0413.81.3+12
No qualifications2054.151.71862.13.5+2
Highest level of schooling
Year 12924.350.7827.62.7+1
Year 111129.720.3413.81.3+7
Under Year 101643.226.41241.41.9+4
Education institute attending
Not Attending3286.570.72482.84.4+8
University0011.20--0.6--
TAFE410.86.60--0.4+4
Other002.20--0.1--
Secondary school008.10--0.4--
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences001.80--0.1--
Information Technology002.10--0.1--
Engineering and Related Technologies38.18.20--0.4+3
Architecture and Building002.60--0.2--
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies410.81.30--0.1+4
Health003.30--0.2--
Education513.51.90--0.1+5
Management and Commerce0010.40--0.6--
Society and Culture410.87.60--0.4+4
Creative Arts002.20--0.1--
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services003.60--0.2--
Mixed Field Programmes000.20--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home0024.1310.31.2-3
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20160010.8--------
Has internet access at home1848.685.32172.44.8-3
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)410.828.0724.11.7-3

RDA Murraylands and Riverland

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